Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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PDC 2008, Here I Come! (and a Caption Contest)

At practically the last minute, I was invited to a briefing at PDC on Windows 7. As exciting as it all sounded, I wasn’t planning on attending at all… but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to be one of the first to get a guided tour the hotly-anticipated followup to Widows Vista.

Since I’m not a short hop away from LA anymore, I actually took a bump off a flight last week to my kid sister’s wedding (the one who had her accident during PDC 2005) to get a free round-trip ticket from FL to CA. The very kind lady at USAirways Reservations worked for almost an hour to make it happen, but I’m on my way as we speak (I have to fly from Tallahassee to Charlotte to Philly to LA, which puts me in around 7pm tonight… a VERY long day). But I’m really excited to be able to cover a good portion of the action going on at PDC.

Speaking of ghosts of PDC past, my good friend, new Microsoftie, and former LonghornBlogger Brandon LeBlanc stumbled on a picture on the Microsoft PDC site that should have been burned. Apparently, it’s in rotation with a bunch of other pictures… and if you look closely, you’ll see someone who obviously didn’t have a woman to improve his fashion sense. Don’t take my word for it, see for yourself…

robertatpdc2003See the little blue squirrelly guy in the center, barely over a buck-sixty, in the world’s worst Hawaiian shirt? Yep, that’s me, at my first PDC in 2003. I’m pretty sure this was during one of the first Tech Blogger meetups, the Blogger BoF. Thanks to whomever posted this, for finding one of the worst pictures of me *ever*.

Anyone up for a little caption contest? The winner will get something from my PDC swag haul. Winner judged by me… keep it PG-13 folks. And keep it right here for more coverage of PDC 2008, featuring Live Mesh, Windows Strata, Windows 7, and .NET 4.0.



  • I can confirm that the picture was taken at the Blogger BoF session at PDC03. I distinctly remember you with the shirt and cap ;) The second guy from the right might even be me.

    A good caption? Hmm. That is hard. Especially with the PG-13 rule in place. I don't remember what you were indicating with your hands, but it must be the growth in readership of your blog ;)

    October 25, 2008 1:30 PM
  • mercuryLuz said:

    Hmm, caption contest: "...and the water was thaaat cold!"

    October 25, 2008 3:09 PM
  • Yert said:

    Caption: I'm a PC and I love Windows thiiiiiiiss much!

    October 26, 2008 2:10 AM
  • NickelGreen said:

    @ Yert: LOL!

    @ Robert

    I like A LOT caps & hawaiian shirts.

    I think this year's PDC will really worth the trip: so many important disclosures on important areas and I think there will be some surprise too. Have fun and report us all about that stuff.


    October 27, 2008 5:54 AM
  • anonymuos said:

    Hey everyone listen to me singing.

    October 29, 2008 4:22 AM